Full season snap count notes: Redskins defense

Snap count numbers per Pro Football Focus:

Player Snaps Player Snaps
Ryan Kerrigan 1056 Perry Riley 505
DeAngelo Hall 1036 Kevin Barnes 430
London Fletcher 1033 DeJon Gomes 210
Josh Wilson 972 Kedric Golston 174
Brian Orakpo 958 Chris Neild 163
Stephen Bowen 815 Byron Westbrook 127
Barry Cofield 789 Darrion Scott 112
Oshiomogho Atogwe 699 Rob Jackson 111
Reed Doughty 680 Keyaron Fox 51
Adam Carriker 622 Kentwan Balmer 28
Rocky McIntosh 516 Lorenzo Alexander 11
LaRon Landry 513 Brandyn Thompson 4

Commentary after the jump…

– Ryan Kerrigan played every defensive snap this season.  All of them.  A rookie.  Wow.

– London Fletcher has never missed a game in his looooong NFL career.  Some people thought he might miss one this season after he pulled a hammy.  Nope.  He missed just 23 snaps this season.  He missed only 4 snaps the previous season.  He missed 15 in 2009.  And he turns 37 in May.

– Rocky McIntosh’s season started off so promising, and then he fell off a cliff and was benched.  Perry Riley replaced him an had just 11 fewer snaps on the season.

– Safeties typically get the most snaps of defenses around the NFL, because they pretty much don’t come off the field, no matter what the package is.  LaRon Landry’s snap count percentages the last two years: 2011, 48.6%.  2010, 59%.  Meanwhile, FS Oshiomogho Atogwe only played 66.2% on the defensive snaps in 2011.  Whenever you need Reed Doughty to play 680 snaps, you’re in for some trouble.

– Hmmm… didn’t know Kentwan Balmer was still in the league.  Bad job by me.  That guy was a 1st round pick in ’08.

– Chris Neild had two sacks in the first game, and then that was pretty much the end of seeing his name the rest of the season.


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  7. CarverM says:

    The 2 sacks in the first game by the almost-Mr. Irrelevant Neild was quite a surprise. He seemed to play more towards the end of the season, but I guess a backup NT doesn’t accumulate that many snaps. He was a solid backup NT, and you wouldn’t expect a NT to show up on the stat sheet, especially since he seemed to play more in run situations, short-yardage and near the goal-line.

    What I find interesting is that while Kerrigan played every snap, Orakpo + Rob Jackson does not equal Kerrigan. Which means that at in some package Jackson probably came in as an OLB and Rak and Kerrigan played DE.

    1. Right, it’s 13 more snaps. Did the Skins bring Jackson in on goal line situations to replace Atogwe/Doughty/Gomes?

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